[smokeping-users] inconsistencies in smokeping_config documentation ***Targets*** section
tobi at oetiker.ch
Fri Dec 2 07:07:44 CET 2011
> Quoting Gregory Sloop <gregs at sloop.net>:
> > See comments following...
> > mic> At the beginning of the ***Targets***, just after the statement
> > mic> beginning with "The following variables can be set in this section:",
> > mic> the "alerts" are described as:
> > mic> A comma separated list of alerts to check for this target. The alerts
> > mic> have to be setup in the Alerts section. Alerts are inherited by child
> > mic> nodes. Use an empty alerts definition to remove inherited alerts from
> > mic> the current target and its children.
> > mic> Then in the Level 1 section that follows a few sentences later, it is
> > mic> written for alerts that:
> > mic> Comma separated list of alert names
> > mic> This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
> > mic> nothing is specified here.
> > mic> So, the first statement says that "use an empty alert definition to
> > mic> remove inherited alerts from the current target and its children".
> > mic> Then in the section for configured targets it says: "This variable
> > mic> inherits its value from the parent section if nothing is specified
> > mic> here". These two statements clash, only one can be true. So, what is
> > mic> the true statement?
> > [Provided I understand your question...]
> > I think what it's saying is:
> > If you leave a child section without any *explicitly* defined alerts, it
> > will get the alerts from its parent.
> > If you want to cancel/remove an alert for a child section, then define an
> > "empty" alert with the same name in the child and you don't get that
> > alert from the parent. If there are other alerts, you'll get those.
> > [And I'm pretty sure it works that way. I don't have any currently
> > configured child sections using this, but did one a while back and it
> > functioned as specified here - at least IIRC it did. I was using
> > 2.4.something - but I haven't heard of any different behavior in
> > 2.6.x]
Yesterday mgd at interbaun.com wrote:
> Thank you, Greg
> Yes, I ended up defining all my parent alerts in one line in the Targets file:
Now that you understood. Do you want to suggest changes to
Smokeping.pm (the documentation is in there ... just search for the
strings ... ).
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